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“Maximillians ooh-la-la”
Review of Maximilien

Maximilien
Ranked #107 of 4,250 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Pike Street and 1st Avenue
Reviewed June 7, 2009

We had been wandering around Pike market since 8 am and were ready to relax and have our first drink of the day at 11:30 AM. We stumbled onto Maximillians hidden down one of the alley ways at the market and at first thought it was closed (It was Saturday morning) and it looked pretty dead inside. We took a chance and were delighted when we walked through he darkened restaurant out onto the roof top patio into a gorgeous sunny day. The view as spectacular, the Puget Sound, Elliott Bay, West Seattle, and the Olympic Mountains all right there and with the fresh smell of the sea and the sun, it was a perfect combination. This restaurant is romantic, cosmopolitan and sophisticated all at the same time. Our waiter, Eric was friendly and very knowledgeable considering it was only his second week. We had just appetizers as we were eating our way through the day. I had the Les Huitres Fraiche Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell with Champagne Mignonette Half Dozen $10 - One Dozen $17...small dainty local oysters with a clear, crisp delicious champagne dipping sauce (I actually drank the last of it, it was so good!). Salade Maximilien Mixed greens dressed with our house vinaigrette $7...I live in the salad bowl of the world and this was fresh, cold and crunchy with just the right tartness in the vinaigrette. Hubby had the French onion soup Cup $6 - Bowl $8 , which had a rich flavorful broth and lots of melted cheese on the toasted bread on top. The french margarita was lovely as were the micro brews on tap. Eric even made me his special margarita to taste free of change. We got into a conversation with the local people at the next table and all in all had a delightful time. Total bill $47. We had just enough in an leisurely hour to hold us over to our next stop...The Pike Brewery!

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Haslett, Michigan
Reviewed September 15, 2008

Excellent place to stop in for happy hour if you are down by pike place market! The Moules Marinière (Mussels steamed with butter, white wine, shallots, garlic and parsley) are delicous and only $2.95 for a bowl, and the maximilien's margarita is a deal, taste great, and will ensure your trip to the market was a happy one!

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Reviewed September 8, 2008

View was beautiful, our waiter was wonderful and the foie gras was to die for!

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Reviewed July 28, 2008

the waiter was rude, food was awful, cocktails didn't have alcohol. DON'T GO IF WAITING FOR 2 HOURS FOR FOOD AND COCKTAILS IS NOT YOUR THING. THE WAITER REINFORCED THE STEREOTYPE OF RUDE FRENCHMEN. REALLY DISAPPOINTED!

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed July 27, 2008

Best eggs benedict in Seattle. Love that the market can be bursting with 5000 tourists 25 feet away waiting for the fish to fly, but you can walk right in for brunch here anytime on the weekend. Fantastic views, great service, patio dining in the summer is a treat.

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